Winston County has new appraiser

Shawn Blanton took over the role of Winston County Appraiser beginning Oct. 5.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Coinciding with the ad valorem taxes becoming due, the Winston County Revenue Commissioner’s office has a new person appointed as appraiser by the Winston County Commission. A familiar face to many, Shawn Blanton transferred from the road department to the chief appraiser position when Andy McSpadden resigned in September. The commission agreed to hire Blanton at their Sept. 28, meeting, with his start date as Monday, Oct. 5.

An appraiser measures buildings in the county, keeps up with sales and prices land values according to Sandra Wright, revenue commissioner.

“They go out into the field and pick up new construction,” Wright added. “They also assess mobile homes.”

Blanton’s work at the road department will be helpful in his new role.

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